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As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.

#118851 Student Affairs and Wellness Coordinator

Filing Deadline: Mon 10/3/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 09/21/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/03/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will work a hybrid schedule with part-time in the office and part-time remote work


The division of Medical Education within the UCSD School of Medicine is comprised of the following major units: Admissions & Student Affairs; Undergraduate Medical Education; Graduate Medical Education; and Continuing Medical Education & Faculty Development. These units are supported by core services Business Affairs, Educational Technology, and Evaluation & Assessment. The division supports the education, training and co-curricular activities of 500 medical students, 800 residents and fellows, as well as the faculty, physician and healthcare providers at UCSD’s School of Medicine and Medical Centers.

The Admissions & Student Affairs unit, which includes the Office of the Director of Wellness, has primary responsibility for creating a positive learning environment and supportive medical school community for medical students (M.D. and M.D./Ph.D. curriculum).

As a member of the School of Medicine's (SOM) Office of Student Affairs (OSA), this position will support the Director of Wellness and OSA equally in job duties and functions. OSA provides advising and support to over 500 new and continuing medical students. The incumbent will use professional concepts and practices to assist with organizing a variety of wellness and student affairs programs, initiatives, and events under the supervision of the Director of Wellness and Student Affairs professionals.

As the Wellness Coordinator, the incumbent will support the Director of Wellness Initiatives by providing calendaring support and communication to students regarding office hours, provide administrative support for the online Wellness Toolkit, coordinate the Peer Support Program, and facilitate the rollout of the forthcoming Coaching Sessions. The position will also take the administrative lead on Wellness programming, initiatives, and events for the Office of Student Affairs including the Peer Resilience Mentoring Program, Wellness didactic sessions, planning for the annual Wellness Fair, and serving as the advisor to the Wellness Student Committee. This position will also survey students on social connectedness and wellness themes and serve as a liaison with campus partners.

As Student Affairs Coordinator, this position will support to the staff in Office of Student Affairs with administrative tasks, event planning, and student communications. This would include support of annual signature events such as Orientation Week, White Coat Ceremony, First Lecture, Match Day, and Commencement. The incumbent will also provide limited advising to Student Interest Groups, provide administrative support the six Academic Communities and Directors as needed, oversee the student travel approval process, assist with various communication platforms to students such as Canvas and the school website, and collaborate with the OSA team on the planning, implementation and delivery of medical student programs including guest speaker series, workshops, lectures, and quarterly events such as the Academic Community Cup activities. Additional duties may include the dissemination of evaluations to determine short and long term needs and goals for the Office of Student Affairs and the Division of Medical Education specifically in sustaining various academic enrichment programs and special events. Additional duties as assigned by Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs, Director of Wellness, and Director of Student Affairs.


  • Four (4) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area.

  • Basic knowledge of advising and counseling techniques.

  • Knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

  • Proven skills in service orientation, active listening, critical thinking, and facilitation.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the needs of a diverse student population.

  • Excellent verbal communication, written communication and organization skills.

  • Abilities in problem identification, reasoning.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

If applicable, life-support certifications (BLS, NRP, ACLS, etc.) must include hands-on practice and in-person skills assessment; online-only certification is not acceptable.

UC San Diego Health Sciences is comprised of our School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, The Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Science, and our Student Health and Well-Being Department. We have long been at the forefront of translational - or "bench-to-bedside" - research, transforming patient care through discovery and innovation leading to new drugs and technologies. Translational research is carried out every day in the hundreds of clinical trials of promising new therapies offered through UC San Diego Health, and in the drive of our researchers and clinician-scientists who are committed to having a significant impact on patient care. We invite you to join our team!

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To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

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